The first pics of Nicola Walker’s new drama The Split, a co-production between The BBC and Sundance, have just been released. In the series created by Abi Morgan, Nicola Walker plays a high powered London divorce lawyer. The six parter explores contemporary marriage and relationships through the personal and professional lives of the Defoes, a family of lawyers at the heart of London’s divorce circuit.
It’s part legal drama, and part relationship and family drama as Hannah, her sister Nina, played by Annabel Scholey, and mother Ruth (Deborah Findlay) negotiate scandalous affairs, big-figure settlements and fraught relationship battles at work, while navigating their own complicated lives at home.
Anthony Head (“Merlin,” “Buffy the Vampire Slayer”) and Rudi Dharmalingam (“Our Girl,” “Rellik”) join the previously announced stellar led cast, which also includes Stephen Mangan, Meera Syal, Fiona Button, Barry Atsma and Stephen Tompkinson.
Mathew Baynton (“Horrible Histories”), Tanya Franks (“Pulling”), BAFTA-winning Chanel Cresswell (This is England), Tamara Lawrance (King Charles III) and Claire Rushbrook (“My Mad Fat Diary”) join as guest-stars.
Shot entirely in London The Split is the first new series from BAFTA-winning Jane Featherstone’s Sister Pictures and is set to air in 2018 on BBC One and SundanceTV.
BBC Worldwide is handling international distribution.